Pavement never exactly did light and breezy. The group was capable of crafting catchy tunes but even, say, “Gold Soundz” or “Shady Lane” had a certain weightiness to it.
With “Dundee Man,” the second single from his first LP in eight years, Spiral Stairs (Scott Kannberg) crafts a carefree tune for a sunny day. Kannberg’s voice just sort of floats over the leisurely unspooling guitar as he noncommittally talks about eating haggis meat and wandering around the song’s namesake Scottish town. Its low-key and low-stakes and totally enjoyable, and he’s coming to the chorus now.
Spiral Stairs’ new record, Doris & the Daggers, drops March 27 via Nine Mile/Domino and you can preorder it here. Check out the new song and tour dates for Spiral Stairs below.
Spiral Stairs Tour Dates:
15 – Austin, Texas @ Maggie Mae’s Upstairs
18 – Austin, Texas @ Nick Tangborn’s 6th Annual Secret Handshake Party
19 – San Diego, Calif. @ Soda Bar
20 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Resident LA
21 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Swedish American Hall
22 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Old Ironsides
23 – Chico, Calif. @ Duffy’s
24 – Portland, Ore. @ Mississippi Studios
25 – Seattle, Wash. @ Sunset Tavern